Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2018 | By: ATD

From our family to yours - Happy Fourth of July!! See below for some ways to keep yourself, friends and families safe during this holiday.

Recommended Safety Tips

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
And Let's not forget the safety of our pets
  • Don't bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag in case it runs off during a fireworks display.
  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.

Our very own apprentice Cordaro Brooks featured in B/ACE Magazine

June 15, 2018 | By: ATD

Cordero was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago. A project manager with the CEC introduced Cordaro to Mike LeGood. Cordaro interviewed with ATD and was presented with an opportunity to start a new chapter in his life. Please see the article at: https://issuu.com/bacemagazine/docs/b_ace_summer_2018_june_11f_issuu

B/Ace is a quarterly magazine designed to capture the essence of every day in construction and make it extraordinary. It is short for Building Awareness Community Engagement. Candidates featured have worked on many of the luxury rental properties, hotels, stadiums and community centers located all over the city. B/ACE aims to share their stories, projects, engage and empower our community in an unconventional manner!

Cordaro we are thrilled to have you on board!!! – ATD TEAM -


30th Anniversary!!

May 23, 2018 | By: ATD

Congratulations to Dave Zajack for 30 years with ATD! THANK YOU for everything you do, you are a wonderful part of the team! We celebrated with lunch and cupcakes from our in-house pastry chef!


451 Beam Ceremony

April 30, 2018 | By: ATD

ATD is part of history! In the final steps of this job, our customer had all trades sign the last piece of steel to complete the building!


Community Service Volunteer Day

April 19, 2018 | By: ATD

DC 30 members participated in a VOLUNTEER day of community service. Painting work was completed at a landmark building in Batavia, Illinois at the Suicide Prevention Center. Needed painting work was completed by several members of the ATD TEAM. Volunteers for the day included Mike Arnold, Arturo Martinez Jr, Brandon McCauley and Mike LeGood along with several other Union members!